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Wilko,s

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:56

greenfingers, I saw someone on a gardening programme once say that it was quite ok to remove a plant from it's pot in a Nursery to check on the roots, now I regard myself as pretty fearless, but I'm not quite sure that I have the cojones to remove a plant from it's pot in Wilko or indeed anywhere else to check on the roots.

I am, however, prepared to try this in several large garden centres if I have the backing of people on this site.

New plant to Id please

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:48

Germander speedwell? Lovely out in the countryside; perhaps not in your garden Panda

new plant I.D again please new member

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:46

Get rid of it

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:42

Rosie What I have just done, inspired by you is to line the seed trays (the ones with drainage holes) with polythene as 'saucers' for the pots. I think I could even just make trays (not for moving in and out ) of polythene gripped at the corners with clothes pegs

Glass of wine bump

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:18

Rosie, it does need to be in g/h or conservatory at night and out in the day, but compost bags in the collapsible crates that I use for equipment could work...

You are a star!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:14

Tea-time bump. I need CAKE!

Anyone planted out their sweet pea seedlings?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:12

Catie, I can't find out where in UK (or elsewhere) you are. I am just about to plant out my sweet peas that have been hardened off for about 2 weeks. I am in the Norfolk Fens, and yes we have had frost this last week but sweet peas are not that fragile as far as I understand.

Wall covering, or trailing plant for tall wall

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:09

Is the wall just plain brick, or rendered and painted? How thick is the wall; some friends in Wales years ago planted on top of a wall, in troughs and it worked well; you could make sure that the troughs were really secure. I would recommend for something fast growing; Nasturtiums. Also you could plant a variegated ivy which of course would be evergreen. The other option, which I know as a mural painter is that if you painted a mural, it tends not to attract graffitti. I believe, though that you have to get planning permission.

feeding leeks later in the year?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:02

KEF, what a good idea

I tend to put organic chicken manure pellets all over my veg bed and that seems to cope with most things Am still eating fab leeks from last year.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 16:59

Need some brain storming please; I can get free pots from St. Peter at Moat Road Nursery, what I now need is some kind of waterproof trays to stand them in as I have run out of 'gravel trays' and some of mine are pretty big! Can anyone think of anything that would be pretty much free that would substitute for gravel trays?

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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

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